Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.
Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim was published in 1954, and is a hilarious satire of British university life. Jim Dixon is bored by his job as a medieval history lecturer. His days are only improved by pulling faces behind the backs of his superiors as he tries desperately to survive provincial bourgeois society, an unbearable 'girlfriend' and petty humiliation at the hands of Professor Welch.
Lucky Jim is one of the most famous and influential of all British post-War novels.
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Review: Lucky JimUser Review - Issac - Goodreads
This book was tagged as humorous, and while it's British humor (which I enjoy), I still didn't find it to be the overly funny book I was expecting. However, I really enjoyed it and plan to look for a ... Read full review
Review: Lucky JimUser Review - David Fulmer - Goodreads
This novel sketches the pathetic outlines of the academic, professional, romantic and personal life of Jim Dixon, a very contingent faculty member in the department of history at an English college ... Read full review